Patent Lawyer in Southfield, MI

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Licensing Law

Patent Lawyer

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Work with a Reputable Patent Lawyer in West Bloomfield, Michigan

You’ve worked hard to develop something great. After your visions have materialized, it’s equally important to protect them such that no one else can claim ownership. Patents play a crucial role for clients in various developing industries the world over. Without having an application on file with the U.S. Patent Office, you could lose the rights to your intellectual property. Fortunately, you can bring your ideas or items to the market confidently when you consult a skilled patent lawyer in West Bloomfield, MI.

Several factors come into play when you’re searching for reputable legal counsel to serve your needs. The practitioner's experience, as well as their willingness to share with you their specialized knowledge and defend your property rights, are crucial factors to consider. We proudly welcome all inventors and inquisitors at this law office.

Learn More About Gerald R. Black

Gerald R. Black Attorney and Counselor have over thirty years of experience dealing with matters of intellectual property and trademark law. He was “Of Counsel” with Dykema Gossett in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Associate Patent Counsel with Borg-Warner Automotive, Inc., and an Intellectual Property Attorney with the Licensing Division of the Battelle Memorial Institute and the Rockwell International Corp. – Aerospace Division (now Boeing). Through his strong corporate background, he has gained expertise in managing global patent portfolios.

Before completing law school, Mr. Black served as a systems engineer with the Owens Corning Fiberglas Corp. Mr. Black graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He received his Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School. Today, he is registered to practice in Michigan, California, and Ohio, as a patent lawyer by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Throughout his career, Mr. Black has held multiple seminars, including a 1-day seminar entitled “Patents – A Global Perspective” for the Society of Automotive Engineers and a 2-day patent seminar in Herzliya, Israel, sponsored by Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Mr. Black is also the author of “Keyword Patent Searching Online – A Workbook.” The book uses the USPTO and the EPO search engines to obtain the highest-quality search results. The workbook includes 4 invention disclosures and step-by-step search solutions. Copies of the book are shelved at the following institutions:

  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • The California Institute of Technology
  • The University of Leeds
  • The University of Queensland
  • Stanford University
  • The Boston Public Library
  • The New York Public Library

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Gerald Black is well-versed in patent and trademark law. At your request, he can to help you file national and international intellectual property claims and clear up any patent misconceptions for you. When clients visit our office with questions, we strive to help them secure their rights and defend what they’ve worked tirelessly to achieve. Schedule a consultation to determine what our patent lawyer can do to help you.

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Technologies Include:

  • Smartphones
  • Point-of-Sale Transactions
  • Gaming Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Methods
  • Ballistics
  • Cameras and Photography
  • Information Technology

Intellectual Property Firm

Turn to the reliable and trustworthy team at Gerald R. Black Attorney and Counselor for your legal needs in the areas of product patenting and trademarking of intellectual properties. Our skilled patent lawyer will work with you each step of the way, protecting your intellectual property rights in the United States and worldwide. We represent clients in Michigan, throughout the United States and around the world–feel free to read more about Gerald R. Black Attorney and Counselor.

You work hard to develop new products. It's the creativity of which you're justifiably proud. This is something that you should protect because, unfortunately, it's a reality of today's world that there are unscrupulous people out there who will try to usurp your work and reap the fruits of your labors. You obviously don't want that to happen, so the best step that you can take is to turn to a reputable lawyer that you can trust for assistance and support with licensing and negotiating.

Perhaps you don't mind letting others use your work, just as long as you reap the benefits that you deserve, and that's where licensing your product or process pays off. You can still control the rights and retain ownership while letting others make use of it.

This is not something you should enter into without dependable legal advice, though. You want to negotiate to get the best deal while also being fair so that the interested party does not lose interest and take their business elsewhere.


Our team works to protect many emerging technologies, including:

  • Smartphones
  • Point-of-Sale Transactions
  • Technology Transfer
  • Gaming Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Methods
  • Ballistics
  • Cameras and Photography
  • Information Technology


Protecting Intellectual Property is Important

Your company can become a standout business among competitors by ensuring your intellectual property is protected. Let Gerald R. Black Attorney and Counselor work with you to deter those who would infringe upon your intellectual property rights, whether they are copyrighted or patented technologies and processes.

If you undervalue your intellectual property or ignore your hard-earned innovative breakthroughs, you run the risk of losing out on licensing deals or having competitors take advantage of your business ideas. Our patent lawyer at Gerald R. Black Attorney and Counselor will work for you to ensure that your valued work is protected.

Licensing law affords you the backup you need if you find that your work has been exploited, and your legal rights to ownership have been trampled on. It's not a situation you want to find yourself in, but if you do, making sure you had the proper framework in place to protect your innovative new product or component will go a long way toward helping you pursue your case.

Contact us today to learn more about our patent and trademark law services. We proudly serve clients in the West Bloomfield, MI, area.

Learn More About Gerald R. Black Attorney and Counselor


Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(248) 862-6956


6690 W. Maple Rd., Suite 2221
West Bloomfield, MI 48322